This appears to be happening again with the Power Archiver 2022 shell extensions.
When I have Use Explorer Shell Extensions enabled in Power Archiver Configuration and right-click on c:\Users\username\Start Menu, (hidden Junction file), File Explorer crashes.
I have version 21.00.15 (03/2022) 64-bit installed in Windows 10 Version 21H2 (Build 19044.1826).
The online update feature within the program suggests there is a later version than the ‘.17’ available on the web site. But clicking either download or update just reinstalls version .17.
Either there isn’t an update OR
the “download” and 'update" links should be repaired.
When you click on the Buy Now link, you come across four tabs - Home or Work, Enterprise Unlimited, Educational Discount, & Gift Discount.
What is the difference between a licence purchased via Gift Discount and a Home/Work licence?
Also, how can I renew the PowerArchiver Select plan a year after the purchase? Will it remind me automatically?
I’m running PA 21.00.17 64-bit on a 64-bit i7 desktop with W10 Pro, latest version. This 32gb of installed RAM.
As I use the PA pbs system for a number of scheduled archiving operations throughout the day, PA Starter is set to load and run at system startup.
In the course of trying to identify some causes of slowness and bottlenecks in other processes, I notice that PA Starter (PAS) always runs at between 11% and 15% of CPU (see screenshot), usually at about 12-13%. This is by far the highest demanding process on the system, as shown by Task Manager. In Performance Monitor, PAS Average CPU is 8.32, with every other process at less that 1 i.e. in decimal places only.
Task Manager also shows PAS Power Usage as “Very High”, and is the only process shown thus.
I have looked again at the information about PAS at https://wiki.powerarchiver.com/en:help:details:powerarchiver_starter, which was last modified in 2016. The article states a low memory usage for PAS of 784k, which is fair enough, but it is the large CPU overhead which is of concern.
It is of course possible to change the PAS priority, but this has no effect on CPU overhead.
However, is it possible to change PAS, which is required only at intervals to initiate PA scheduled tasks, from consuming so much system resource for every moment of the day?
I’m experiencing very slow extraction speed of multipart RAR files. For the first part the extraction is super fast but when PA reaches the part2.rar the extraction from there on gets super slow. PA needed for a 6,3 GB multipart archive 30 minutes to extract. I tested then with another program and it just took 70 seconds. I had this slow extraction speed with PA for quite a long time and I always thought that is maybe because of a high compression rate that the extraction would take longer. But it seems that only PA gets that slow.
I have lots of multipart archives that are 10+ GB and with PA it would be really time consuming. Is there any solution to this?
Hi. The “Move” Action seems to be Not Working when used in the Tool – Batch Archive.
Using the Options – Configuration – Compression Profiles ---- I created a Profile with the Action of Move. Also set were Zip, and Method Deflate.
When I use the Tool - Batch Archive – It appears to me that the Action Move does not Move the compressed files (basically add to zip, and delete the added file from original location on the same disk). Zip file(s) are created and look ok.
Typically I on the Batch Archive process – I have selected options to use a Profile with the Move Action.File’s Current Folder Group files from same folder into same archive Add subfolders to separate archives
My PowerArchiver version is 21.00.17 .
Can you reproduce ? – Or do you need additional details or information?
i just registered my own copy and i need some help to set it…
if i set the ‘configuration>shell extension>open folder after extracting’ checkbox, after decompress an archive is opened the file manager on that folder but… if somebody is using a different file manager how to open XYplorer or Directory Opus for example and NOT the MS file manager?
consider this as a feature request also if not available within the 2022 version
I am looking for a way to stop the UAC elevation prompt when running Powerarchiver. In an old post about PA 2019, someone asked this and got a response to uncheck “all users” at the prompt but I am not seeing where one can do this. It definitely seems like the way to go though as if I click on “More Details” at the prompt I see that it is trying to run “_pautil.exe /paassociate /allusers /my(long binary string)”. Can you let me know? Thanks.
PS I tried renaming _pautil.exe and this worked, but I don’t know what the consequence of doing this may be so I would like to do this properly, thanks.
Just a question is Ashampoo zip pro 4 built by Powerrachiver as it is very similar and uses the pae encryption.
Here is the email…
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Could you assist me with this?
Can I use my current licenses with MacOS?
If not, can I transfer a license to MacOS?
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There would be many of us with Intel Processors.
and they have their own optimized zlib algorithm, which can result in more efficiency if used combined with their hardware processor.
Can we get the same Functionality Under Hardware Acceleration Feature?
Zlib is not the only feature that intel has included with their processor, there’s many, which if combined can result in efficient and better compression ratios.
With PowerArchiver context menu enabled, it is crashing Windows 10 File Explorer when right-clicking on the Default User junction in C:\Users. Had 2021 installed, updated to today’s 2022, still getting same crash. Must have Hidden files and folders set to Show, and Hide protected operating system files cleared in File Explorer Options|View.
Windows 10 Enterprise Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1708) (64-bit)
PowerArchiver 2022 Version: 21.00.15 (03/2022) 64-bit
PowerArchiver Toolbox Edition Personal English
Disabling PowerArchiver context menu using Autoruns: on the Explorer tab, uncheck PowerArchiver64 under HKLM\Software\Classes\Folders\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers and the crash does not happen.
How to unpack a five Rar file archive
Wow, you guys need some serious help in user-friendly instructions. The program looks great, and I’ve tried to use it a few times over the past few years, but each time I end up screaming at my computer and removing the program.
The worst problem is deprecating the “new file types”. Inevitably once I pass an archive to Power Archiver it is like shredding the file. Usually file archiver finds a problem, like the worst lab instructor I ever had in college. Then there is no way to fix the problem. When I click on repair archive one of two things happen: the archive gets repaired and then doesn’t work or the archive can’t be repaired and then doesn’t work. Moreover when I try to go back to WinRar to open the archive I’m told that it belongs to Power Archiver now and it is gone forever.
When I look for ways to go back to ordinary Winzip or Win Rar I’m told that the file formats have been changed and thats’ that. Your Forum has some posts about going back to the old winzip or win rar but only under special circumstances, which I think were related to the El Nino climate cycle off the coast of Ecuador. I couldn’t find the right combination of buttons and the other reader couldn’t either.
Now that I"ve gotten some of that off my chest I’ll make a suggestion and ask something specific.
My suggestion is to have a visual quickstart guide taking people through the basic tasks like unpacking a zip or rar archive and storing the program, music or what ever some place convenient. Include a few things that could go wrong. Do this for almost all the operating modes of the program. During the course of my thirty years as a Professor of Engineering I’ve seen that people prefer to build up to the general from the specific and that early on hands on examples are invaluable. Going in the other direction, from general to specific is guaranteed not to work.
In my case I have, or had five zip archives I wanted to open and extract a large executable. Power Archiver got ahold of it and changed the file extensions to file archiver, an extension that no other compression archiver can even see. All this would be fine if Power Archiver were a friend. Instead it tells me my CRC file is off. I don’t recall having a CRC file for this archive. The program then asks if I just want to skip it, and I click yes. But Power archiver does nothing, sort of like a street tough daring you to do something and letting you know you have the problem and not Power ARchiver.
So I try to deprecate to an earlier type of zip but find nothing. I create an SFX archive, which the program lets me do, but when I try to run it an ominous error message comes up saying, if I recall "didn’t we just tell you your CRC is bad, and now your back. Well I didn’t want the program to lose it’s patience, so I somehow got the SFX archive to extract the five component parts.
But the parts are now completely inert and useless in that other unpack archives like Win Rar can’t see it and PA refuses to any more with the mess it created. It was my problem now.
I think the biggest problem here is that you do have to start from start ;-). I dont know how can PowerArchiver explain what are file associations in Windows and how they work for instance - it is general knowledge, or it should be. Just like in your engineering class, I am sure you sometimes had students who did not have enough prerequisite knowledge to understand your lectures…
So let me try to explain few things:
CRC is short hash of every file in every archive, that is done automatically during creating of the archive and serves to identify if files are still valid in the archive, after extraction. Common issue that happens is corruption of archive during download/upload process or CD/DVD media that goes bad and corrupts files on it. In that case, PowerArchiver will report an CRC error (files that are being extracted are not the same as files that were originally compressed). Of course, this is the most common cause, it could be something else as well.
File associations in Windows - when you say PA takes over file associations, it is just that it sets itself (based on your confirmation) as default double-click option. So if PA or WinRar or WinZip are set as default programs to open certain extension, it does not mean that other programs can not open it. It just means that they open it by default. To open archive with other program, you can for instance, right click on it in Windows Explorer and select one of the shell extensions to use… or right click on archive and select Open With… menu. Or you can open program such as WinRar, and then use its Open button/menu to locate archive and open it.
In PowerArchiver, you can disable any specific (or all) file associations by going to PA> Options> Config> File Formats.
Was this at least a bit helpful? Thank you!
My suggestion is to have a visual quickstart guide taking people through the basic tasks like unpacking a zip or rar archive and storing the program, music or what ever some place convenient.
Have you checked the Help section in PA? In the section “Getting Started – Brief Tutorial” there’s basic instructions of how to Create, Add, Remove, View and Extract.
Instead it tells me my CRC file is off. I don’t recall having a CRC file for this archive. The program then asks if I just want to skip it, and I click yes. But Power archiver does nothing, sort of like a street tough daring you to do something and letting you know you have the problem and not Power ARchiver.
It sounds like your problem is that you have a corrupt Archive that can’t be repaired. You can’t blame PA for this, it would be the same if you had a corrupt image that the image program couldn’t open, then the problem is not the program itself but bad corrupt data that’s used to open with the associated program.
Thanks for both replies. I particularly appreciated the Wiki on CRC. I was always curious how they were worked out and what was behind them.
I think my CRC error is what messed up the file conversion. What I will do is try other archives and work with PA to get the hang of it. It truly is the most fully featured and flexible file archiver around.
all the best, Joel
Was struggling with something and you post inadvertantly helped. Yeah, can be a little tricky to get your head around at first.